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Zoom

To focus the lens of a camera such that it appears that a photographer is closer to or farther away from a picture he/she takes. If the photographer focuses so that the subject appears closer, he/she is said to zoom in; if the photographer focuses so that the subject appears farther away, he/she is said to zoom out. Zooming became possible with the invention of the Zoomar lens in 1959.
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By using this chip in their designs, PC vendors will let end-users use either of two PCMCIA slots for zoomed video support.
The Zoomed Video standard has arrived and SystemSoft has joined the Zoomed Video Initiative to ensure widespread adoption of this important new standard throughout the mobile computing industry," said Stephen Harper, SystemSoft vice president and general manager, PC Card products.
Together, these firms offer all of the hardware and software components required to run video applications through a zoomed video port.
SystemSoft's breakthrough support for Zoomed Video is available now to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in its market-leading CardSoft and CardWorks enabling software for PC Cards.